Hausa Mythology

Aljan

Aljan

Aljan ALSO KNOWN AS: Aljani; plural: Aljanu; feminine: Aljana ORIGIN: Hausa Aljan technically is a local pronunciation of Djinn, but ...
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Arziki

Arziki

At her best, Arziki brings abundance to devotees. Her name means “Prosperity.” Her alternative name, Bagwariya, means “the Gwari woman.” ...
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Barade

Barade

Barade ORIGIN: Hausa CLASSIFICATION: Bori Barade means “mounted warrior” and is the title for the Bori spirit whose personal name ...
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Barhaza

Barhaza

Barhaza is Inna’s younger sister and Wanzami’s mother. Her husband is unclear. She may be married to: • Kure the ...
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Bori

Bori

Bori ALSO KNOWN AS: Aljan; Ishoki ORIGIN: Hausa Maguzawa is the indigenous pre-Islamic religion of the Hausa people of Nigeria ...
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Dan Galadima

Dan Galadima

Dan Galadima : The Prince Dan Galadima is the handsome prince, playboy, and gambler of the Bori pantheon. His father ...
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Danko Dan Muso

Danko Dan Muso

Danko Dan Muso : Sudden Visitor; Drawer of the Belly Danko Dan Muso is head of the Bori snake spirits ...
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Duna

Duna

Duna ALSO KNOWN AS: Baleri ORIGIN: Hausa CLASSIFICATION: Bori Duna belongs to the Seventh House of Bori spirits. He and ...
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Gizo

Gizo

gizo Hausa (Niger, Nigeria) The spider, a trickster hero. Gizo’s exploits contain elements common to tales about other African tricksters, ...
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Inna

Inna

INNA : MOTHER According to some versions of Hausa myth, Inna is the mother of all Bori spirits. She is ...
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Kure

Kure

Kure The Hyena ORIGIN: Hausa CLASSIFICATION: Bori Kure, son of the Head of the Seventh House of Bori spirits, was ...
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Kuturu

Kuturu

Kuturu : The Leper Kuturu is the head of the fourth house of the Bori pantheon, the House of Lepers ...
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Kwakiya

Kwakiya

Kwakiya :The Black Hooded Cobra Kwakiya, daughter of Sarkin Aljan Zurkalene, is married to Danko Dan Musa, Chief of the ...
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Magajiyar Jangare

Magajiyar Jangare

Magajiyar Jangare Heiress of Jangare CLASSIFICATION: Bori Magajiyar Jangare is the spiritual mother of all devotees of Bori spirits. She ...
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Mai Dawa

Mai Dawa

Mai Dawa Owner of the Bush; The Bow Man; The Short Man ALSO KNOWN AS: Mai Baka CLASSIFICATION: Bori Mai ...
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Mai Gizo

Mai Gizo

Mai Gizo Owner of the Matted Hair ALSO KNOWN AS: Yero CLASSIFICATION: Bori Mai Gizo, son of Sarkin Fulani, renounced ...
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Malam Alhaji

Malam Alhaji

Malam Alhaji CLASSIFICATION: Bori Malam Alhaji is the chief of the third house of Bori spirits, the House of Koranic ...
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Nakada

Nakada

Nakada The Striker; Causer of Downfall ORIGIN: Hausa CLASSIFICATION: Bori Nakada, son of Malam Alhaji, renounced Islam and was banished ...
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Sarkin Aljan Biddarene

Sarkin Aljan Biddarene

Sarkin Aljan Biddarene Sarkin Aljan Biddarene, the head of the second house of Bori spirits, is the younger brother of ...
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Sarkin Aljan Shekaratafe

Sarkin Aljan Shekaratafe

Sarkin Aljan Shekaratafe Son of Water ALSO KNOWN AS: Sarkin Fagan Sarkin Aljan Shekaratafe is the head of the seventh ...
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Sarkin Aljan Suleimanu

Sarkin Aljan Suleimanu

Sarkin Aljan Suleimanu Sarkin Aljan Suleimanu translates as “Solomon, King of the Djinn.” He is the ruler of Jangare, the ...
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Sarkin Aljan Zurkalene

Sarkin Aljan Zurkalene

Sarkin Aljan Zurkalene Sarkin Aljan Zurkalene is the chief of the sixth house of Bori spirits, which incorporates the House ...
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Sarkin Arna

Sarkin Arna

Sarkin Arna Sarkin Arna is the chief of the ninth house of the Bori spirits, which comprises Pagan Bori spirits ...
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Sarkin Fulani

Sarkin Fulani

Sarkin Fulani ALSO KNOWN AS: Filani Sarkin Fulani is chief of the fifth house of Bori spirits, the House of ...
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Sarkin Gwari

Sarkin Gwari

Sarkin Gwari Sarkin Gwari is the head of the tenth house of Bori Spirits, the Gwari Spirits. The Gwari are ...
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Sarkin Rafi

Sarkin Rafi

Sarkin Rafi Chief of Well-Watered Lands Sarkin Rafiis the son of Sarkin Aljan Suleimanu, but he lives in the Second ...
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Wanzami

Wanzami

Wanzami The Butcher; The Barber CLASSIFICATION: Bori Wanzami is the official butcher, barber, circumciser, and scarifier (cicatrisation) of the Bori ...
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Aljan

Aljan ALSO KNOWN AS: Aljani; plural: Aljanu; feminine: Aljana ORIGIN: Hausa Aljan technically is a local pronunciation of Djinn, but is usually intended as a…

Arziki

At her best, Arziki brings abundance to devotees. Her name means “Prosperity.” Her alternative name, Bagwariya, means “the Gwari woman.” (The Gwari are neighbors of…

Kure

Kure The Hyena ORIGIN: Hausa CLASSIFICATION: Bori Kure, son of the Head of the Seventh House of Bori spirits, was adopted by Sarkin Zurkalene whose…

Inna

INNA : MOTHER According to some versions of Hausa myth, Inna is the mother of all Bori spirits. She is among the most powerful of…